Birmingham, AL (April 6, 2022) – A chain-reaction crash took place in the Birmingham area on Tuesday morning that claimed the life of one victim. At around 6 a.m., on April 5, the Birmingham Police Department responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 20.
Reports from authorities show that a tractor-trailer was involved in a collision on the eastbound side of Interstate 20 near mile marker 138. The incident caused moderate delays in traffic after the truck caught on fire.
For unknown reasons, a second collision took place at mile marker 136 as crews worked to clear the scene of the truck collision.
Two men involved in the second crash suffered fatal injuries and were pronounced deceased.
An unspecified number of people were transported to local hospitals for the treatment of injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are currently under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims who lost their lives in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Alabama
According to reports, more than 900 people lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents in the state of Alabama each year. These incidents often take place due to the negligence of other drivers. Some of the leading causes of crashes that we see include:
- Driving while distracted by phones or other objects
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Driving while drowsing
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Engaging in reckless driving behaviors
Regrettably, these and other actions take the lives of victims nearly every 9 hours and 20 minutes in our state. When victims lose their lives in accidents, their families are often forced to endure towering financial consequences due to lost earning capacity, funeral expenses, and more. In some cases, families can secure compensation for these and other financial burdens they face after fatal crashes.
In order to ensure you have the best chances of getting justice after losing a loved one in an accident, it is best that you seek the assistance of a wrongful death lawyer in Birmingham. Our skilled and knowledgeable legal team can help you prove that the driver is at fault and should be held responsible for their actions that led to your loved one losing their life.
Birmingham Wrongful Death Lawyers
The Birmingham car accident lawyers at Clay, Massey & Associates have extensive experience helping families get justice after losing loved ones in accidents. We take great pride in the level of comprehensive and effective representation we provide for our clients.
If your loved one has lost their life in a motor vehicle accident, contact our Alabama personal injury lawyers by calling 251-433-1000 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case review. Our lawyers can meet with you to discuss your accident and the legal options available to help you get justice.
Notes: Our writers utilize secondary sources to create this post. All of the circumstances surrounding this accident have not been independently verified by our staff, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, please contact Clay, Massey & Associates immediately so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. The post can be removed by request.
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